TSA Confiscates Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs: Security Tells Woman Isulin Vial Was Explosive

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ABC 7 Denver: TSA Confiscates Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs: Security Tells Woman Isulin Vial Was An Explosives Risk

    The problem:

    The reason given by the burger flipping aviation security "experts":

    How much more of this :trash: are we going to put with?
     
  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Not like she needs it or anything. :eek:

    Not much more I hope, but it needs some organizing. The (expletive deleted) icon made my think of political theater. I'd win hearts and minds with relentless newsworthy mini-spectacles, with really short messages. Mess up the news cycle. Seem massive. I think people are sick of it plenty, but there needs to be a ready alternative and an easy way of expressing support. (I'll think this until I'm crushed and dragged off to jail...)
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Sooner or later these ignorant morons are going to kill somebody.
     
  4. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    This will never stop. The :poop:s in charge are evil through and through. They are determined to destroy this nation, and the shuffling sheeple simply don't care about anything beyond American Idol.

    Yes, I'm depressed today. I'm going to take a break from the news. It's really getting me down.
     
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  5. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    pathetic. Just plain pathetic.
     
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
    — Frederick Douglass, 1857
     
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    John Pistole is a criminal. Janet Napolitano is a criminal. Their entire cadre of sick, twisted agents who do these things are criminals.

    Sooner or later, there will be a reckoning.
     
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  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I would suggest that they have already - by sending more people to their cars where the chances of dying in an accident far exceed those of dying from a terrorist attack. I would also venture a guess that someone has died from having to go through an airport security checkpoint but no one thought to connect the dots.
     
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  9. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    I hope sooner. Much sooner.
     
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  10. 4nsicdoc

    4nsicdoc Original Member

    Or maybe vice-versa.
     
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  11. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    the idiot clerk should be charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.
     
  12. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I think I feel another letter coming on.

    *pats the stack of 15 stamped & addressed envelopes queued up on his desk*

    These people are going to be SO sick and tired of hearing from me.
     
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  13. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Did this theft make the plan more or less safe? There was of course no reasonable possibility that there was a bomb. There was at least some possibility, even if small, that lack of insulin might cause a medical emergency on the plane, possibly forcing an emergency landing.
     
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  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Open Market: TSA Saves Country from Diabetic, Pregnant Terrorist

     
  15. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Can't wait until the day Pissy and Nappy are walked to Guantanamo.
     
  16. BillForster

    BillForster Original Member

    They took a pregnant diabetic woman's insulin away. How much more proof does the public need that these people are out of control? I mean, they took a pregnant diabetic woman's insulin away! I can't imagine a better example of how much the TSA is drunk with power. This is the story you point to and say, "See?!" What's next? TSA screener kicks puppy down stairs?
     
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  17. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I was going to do my next Congressional letter to address the amputeemommy article but this seems to have more punch. I think I'll do this next, then amputeemommy, then the Obama Campaign advisory letter.
     
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  18. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    These stories are so ridiculously over the top and outrageous, people honestly believe that they are made up.

    You asked once in another thread why people didn't push back at you when you were a screener? It's because of a couple of things, I think:

    • the vast majority of the volume of travelers these days are inexperienced, and just want to get on with their vacation. They have a lot of money invested in the trip. They don't want to incur rebooking costs with the airline. They don't want to risk losing the hotel, etc. etc.
    • the power trip of most TSA employees, and the vast majority of the non-flying public is, the passenger, not the TSA, did something wrong so they just duck their head and get through it
    • even when not traveling alone, the checkpoint and associated screening is a solitary experience. That's how dad's lose track of their minor daughters, who then get pulled aside for "random" screening. That's how older veterans shake in anger from a distance as their life-long partners are abused at the hands of overzealous TSA employees. You feel alone. Believe me, when I've raised a stink at the checkpoint, and I've done it plenty, there is typically 2 reactions - those in the first group who just duck their heads and try to go through unnoticed lest they meet a similar fate, and those who are in a hurry and curse you for slowing down the line. They, like me, know that where the shoe on the other foot, the line would be moving if I'd just kept my mouth shut. Most of the time I do. I even grease the wheels with smiles and "thank you". However, much too late TSA employees find out that when they push me around, they are opening a can of snakes, not worms. I simply won't put up with anyone's bs, certainly not TSAs.
    So, more often than not, as a passenger you find that you are both ridiculed by other passengers, and that you go through the experience alone and isolated.

    I think the recent events that have been in the news is telling people that they don't have to put up with this bs anymore. The comments on news stories is overwhelmingly anti-TSA, which would have been unheard of even 3 months ago.

    If TSA does not change their behavior, their employees are going to start seeing a lot more pushback from the public in a variety of outlets.
     
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  19. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    One could argue they were endangering the lives of 2 people - the mom AND the unborn child.

    Where's my pitchfork?
     
  20. BillForster

    BillForster Original Member

    Oh I whole heartedly agree with you. Those are all valid points. There is a level of anxiety going through a large number of the passengers that travel through. Whether it be a fear of being harassed, a fear of terrorosists, or even just a fear of missing their flight due to being detained. These fears sometime manifest themselves as anger or agressiveness, but in most people it becomes a situation to just put their head down and get through as fast as possible. It's confussing and intimadating.

    I suppose it is not surprising that people didn't push back at the checkpoint. Maybe I didn't conciser what you've observed.

    I am surprised that people never pushed back when I was off duty, buying coffee at a 7-11 20 miles away from the airport, but still standing in my uniform. I am a little surprised more people didn't ridicule me socially. I'm surprised that MOST people are polite and refrain from being aggressive toward off duty TSOs. Then again that just maybe an example of your first point. Many times people on the street thought I was a police officer. Even when I rode my motorcycle in uniform, people assumed I was a State Trooper.
     
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